The sea, Hamlet, and bicycles everywhere

Denmark

Program Details:

  • 10, 5, or 3 month program starts in August
  • 5 or 3 month program starts in January
  • Must be between the ages of 15½ and 18
  • No language requirement
  • School year starts in August
  • Placed with volunteer host family
  • Application Deadlines: 10/1 for January,
    4/1 for August

Program Costs:

  • Academic Year – $8,500
  • Semester – $8,000
  • 3 months – $7,500
  • Insurance – $80/month

$1000 deposit due with application
**Prices are subject to change**

Program includes:

  • Public high school acceptance
  • Volunteer host family placement
  • Visa support documents
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Airport pick up
  • Local orientation upon arrival
  • Monitoring and supervision by local partner while in Denmark
  • 24-hour emergency support

Program does not include:

  • International airfare
  • Domestic transportation to host family and within Denmark
  • School textbooks and lunches
  • Extracurricular expenses for clubs, sports, etc.
  • Passport/visa/resident card fees
  • Personal spending money

General Information:

Denmark, one of the oldest monarchies, lies in the region of Scandinavia with a population of 5.6 million people. Denmark has 406 islands and 7314 km (4544 miles) of coastline. The highest point in Denmark is only 170 meters (557 feet) above sea level, and there is an average wind speed of 17 miles per hour which explains why Denmark is one of the world’s largest exporters of wind turbines.

Creating a green and sustainable society is one of the key goals for Denmark. More than 20 per cent of Denmark’s energy already comes from renewable energy, and the goal is to reach 100 per cent by 2050. Much of the renewable energy comes from wind turbines, where Denmark is a world leader when it comes to developing new technology.

The Danish cycling culture is another example of a green and sustainable society and Copenhagen alone has around 400 km of cycle paths, and about 40 per cent of the capital’s population commute to work by bicycle.

Denmark has four seasons, which means warm summer days, colorful autumns, green springs, and cold, snowy winters. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark.

High School System:

Compulsory education in Denmark ends after lower secondary education (about the age of fifteen). Upper secondary education normally includes students from the age of sixteen to nineteen and is divided into two sections: general education and vocational. The general education track, which qualifies students for access to higher education, includes the Gymnasium, the higher preparatory examination (HF-program), the higher commercial examination (HHX-program) and the higher technical examination (HTX-program). Vocational or technical education is also offered and is primarily for access to the labor market.

*While there is no language requirement for our program, students should make every attempt to become familiar with the local language before arrival and continue to study while in the country. Classes will be taught in Danish. English is widely understood and spoken in Scandinavia.

Video courtesy of The Official Website of Denmark

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